Steve Jacobs Bio

Last updated: July, 2014

 

 

President, IDEAL Group, Inc. and,

CEO, Apps4Android, Inc.

E-Mail: steve.jacobs@ideal-group.org

Phone: (614) 777-0660

Fax: (614) 522-1031

TTY: (800) 750-0750

Skype: stevenijacobs

 

Steve Jacobs has been in the computer industry since the mid '70s. Steve is President of IDEAL Group, Inc. http://ideal-group.org and CEO of Apps4Android, Inc. http://apps4android.org, one of several IDEAL Group companies. IDEAL Group is a 2002 spin-off from IDEAL at NCR Corporation http://ncr.com where Steve served as President until his retirement at the end of 2002.

IDEAL Group and its subsidiaries are all Not Just For Profit (NJFP) corporations. NJFP is a concept that embraces an expanded set of values for defining and evaluating a company's performance. One of IDEAL Group's companies key values is their level of success in driving significant cost-effective benefits for customers while operating in a self-sustainable manner. IDEAL Group's mission is "to enhance the independence, quality-of-life, quality-of-education and employability of individuals with disabilities through the development of fully-accessible, high-quality, cost-effective, products and services."

IDEAL Group serves as the parent company to multiple information and communications technology companies including:

Previous to NCR’s spin-off from AT&T, Steve served as Chairman of AT&T Bell Lab’s Project Freedom. In 1992-1993 Steve’s group pioneered the use of interactive video technology for sign-language communications over telephone lines (dual ISDNs). This technology, now in the mainstream, is referred to as Video Relay Services (VRS). More: http://ideal-group.org/ivr/

Appointments, Congressional Testimonies, Recognitions:

Publications:

Sampling of Historical Projects:

Education and Family:

Steve is a 1973 graduate of Ohio State University. Steve and wife, Pauline, have been married for 39 years. Pauline and Steve have two daughters, Shana and Jessica, and a granddaughter Brooke... who is Steve’s boss.